Rams vs Lions Vegas Odds, NFL Predictions & NFL Picks: What do the Detroit Lions need to do to win a NFL predictions contests? While the Lions (0-4) have been involved in a number of close NFL picks battles this season, they are 3-1 against the Vegas spread this NFL predictions season, they just can’t seem to finish the deal. This week, the Lions are -3(-110) point NFL predictions favorite at home against the resurgent St. Louis Rams (2-2). Last season, the Rams won 17-10 in St. Louis.
The Lions, despite losing Matthew Stafford to injury, have been able to pass with Shaun Hill at quarterback, ranking 7th in the NFL. Hill had over 300 yards passing in the 28-26 NFL picks loss to Green Bay last week, and four players on the team have over 20 catches, led by Brandon Pettigrew. Calvin Johnson has been a playmaker too so far thei NFL predictions season, with 3 touchdowns, and, though he has been slowed by injury as of late, rookie Jahvid Best has provided a spark in the backfield. His 6 touchdowns lead the team. Defensively, the team has generated 13 sacks and 11 turnovers, but has also given-up 8 touchdown passes and 12 passing plays of 20+ yards. Both their rushing and passing defenses rank near the bottom of the league.
After losing two close NFL picks contests, the Rams have won by 14 and 17 points, both at home. Sam Bradford, as a rookie, has been up and down, with six touchdown passes and six interceptions, and 944 yards passing. Wide receivers Mark Clayton and Danny Amendola have been the primary targets and Steven Jackson has accumulated 400 all-purpose yards. The Rams defense did particularly well against the Seahawks in last Sunday's NFL picks battle, holding them to 257 yards, with 2 turnovers, and 4-15 on third downs.
Can Detroit earn a week 5 NFL predictions victory? Chances are against the Lions, if only because of the jersey each player pulls on each Sunday, but this week, against a young Rams team, feels like the week the Lions break through. Lions cover, and win!
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